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LUXEMBOURG: December 14, 2018. Cargolux has begun operating a twice-weekly service between Hong Kong and Mexico City. Departing Hong Kong on Saturdays and Mondays, the latter flight will also include a stopover in Guadalajara.

panalpina cargolux The inaugural flight by B747-8 on December 10 carried 120 tons for both Guadalajara and Mexico City carrying garments, mobile phones and related accessories, plus electronic appliances.

“We are delighted to have added another transpacific connection out of Hong Kong. Mexico is a rapidly growing economy and serving it directly from East Asia will enable for faster and more efficient exchanges of goods,” declared Cargolux vice president Asia & Pacific Kevin Shek.

The airline already operates Asia westbound flights to six US destinations: Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and Rickenbacker.

Together with Cargo iQ fellow member and long-standing partner Panalpina, the two companies have just been awarded top prize in the first ever Cargo iQ ‘Q Rally’, an industry initiative aimed at continuously improving data quality in air freight.

Marie Seco-Köppen, Corporate Air Freight Systems and Processes Integration manager at Panalpina commented: “Better data quality results in a better air freight product, for example in terms of shorter transit times.”

The joint team was able to improve the Cargo iQ quality rating at Luxembourg Airport from 69 to 94 percent in just six months, beating the target that they set for themselves by nine percentage points.

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